Everything We Know So Far About Presumed Innocent

By Olivia Emily

3 days ago

Coming to Apple TV this week, Jake Gyllenhaal leads this eight-part limited series


Swifties, look away now. Coming to Apple TV this week is Presumed Innocent, a brand new high-octane eight part limited series starring and executive produced by Jake Gyllenhaal. Here’s everything to know before you tune in.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Bill Camp in "Presumed Innocent," premiering 12 June 2024 on Apple TV+.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Bill Camp in “Presumed Innocent,” premiering 12 June 2024 on Apple TV+.

Presumed Innocent: All The Details

Presumed Innocent was first announced in February 2022, with David E Kelley set to adapt Scott Turow’s best selling novel into an eight-part miniseries for Apple TV. Flash forward to December 2022 and more progress was being made, with Gyllenhaal now attached to the project, both to star and executive produce. By January 2023, further cast announcements were made, with Greg Yaitanes and Anne Sewitsky hired to direct. Filming finally kicked off in February 2023.

‘This series has been created by two behemoths of television, J J Abrams and David E Kelley, and it’s very human,’ Gyllenhaal recently shared in a behind-the-scenes video. ‘A seemingly very human mistake becomes blown into this Shakespearean tragedy and thriller. Not only is it a whodunnit, it’s really a story about relationships and intimacy.’

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ruth Negga, Chase Infiniti and Kingston Rumi Southwick in "Presumed Innocent," premiering 12 June 2024 on Apple TV+.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ruth Negga, Chase Infiniti and Kingston Rumi Southwick in “Presumed Innocent,” premiering 12 June 2024 on Apple TV+.

What Is Presumed Innocent About?

Presumed Innocent transports us to Chicago, where Rusty Sabich (Gyllenhaal) is the chief deputy prosecutor in the Chicago Prosecuting Attorney’s office. But when a horrific murder of a member of staff takes place, the whole office is upended when one of its own is suspected of the crime: Rusty.

Over eight episodes, Presumed Innocent explores obsession, sex, politics, and the power and limits of love as Rusty fights to hold his family and marriage together, all while battling to prove his innocence.

O-T Fagbenle and Peter Sarsgaard in "Presumed Innocent," premiering 12 June 2024 on Apple TV+.

O-T Fagbenle and Peter Sarsgaard in “Presumed Innocent,” premiering 12 June 2024 on Apple TV+.

‘What I think will surprise viewers the most,’ says Ruth Negga, who plays Rusty’s wife Barbara, ‘is the ending.’

‘The characters are all so detailed,’ adds O-T Fagbenle, who plays Nico. ‘They all contain within them the potential for murder.’

Meanwhile, Peter Sarsgaard, who plays Tommy, says: ‘I like the moral complexities of every character in this show. There’s good things and bad things. None of us knew who did it until the final episode.’

The Trailer

What Is It Based On?

Presumed Innocent is based on Scott Turow’s best selling novel of the same name, published in August 1987.

Is It A Remake?

Presumed Innocent was previously adapted into a film starring Harrison Ford as Rusty in 1990, so the Apple TV series is the second adaptation of Scott Turow’s novel.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Renate Reinsve in "Presumed Innocent," premiering 12 June 2024 on Apple TV+.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Renate Reinsve in “Presumed Innocent,” premiering 12 June 2024 on Apple TV+.

Who Stars?

As mentioned above, Jake Gyllenhaal leads the series as Rusty. The full cast list includes:

  • Jake Gyllenhaal as Rusty Sabich
  • Ruth Negga as Barbara Sabich
  • Bill Camp as Raymond Horgan
  • Elizabeth Marvel as Lorraine Horgan
  • Renate Reinsve as Carolyn Polhemus
  • Peter Sarsgaard as Tommy Molto
  • O-T Fagbenle as Nico Della Guardia
  • Chase Infiniti as Jaden Sabich
  • Lily Rabe as Dr. Liz Rush
  • Nana Mensah as Det. Alana Rodriguez
  • Matthew Alan as Dalton Caldwell
  • Kingston Rumi Southwick as Kyle Sabich
  • Noma Dumezweni as Judge Lyttle
  • Tate Birchmore as Michael Caldwell
  • Gabby Beans as Mya Sarunas
  • J. Jackson as Clifton
  • Roberta Bassin as Mrs. Lancaster
Jake Gyllenhaal in "Presumed Innocent," premiering 12 June 2024 on Apple TV+.

Jake Gyllenhaal in “Presumed Innocent,” premiering 12 June 2024 on Apple TV+.

Where Was It Filmed?

Presumed Innocent was filmed in Pasadena, California in 2023.

Release Schedule

Presumed Innocent begins on 12 June 2024 on Apple TV, with a two-episode premiere. The remaining six episodes will then launch on Apple TV every Wednesday until the finale on 24 July 2024. The release schedule is as follows:

  1. 12 June 2024
  2. 12 June 2024
  3. 19 June 2024
  4. 26 June 2024
  5. 3 July 2024
  6. 10 July 2024
  7. 17 July 2024
  8. 24 July 2024

Ahead of its debut, Presumed Innocent had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on 9 June 2024.

WATCH

Presumed Innocent begins on 12 June 2024 on Apple TV. tv.apple.com